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Monday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Here’s a look at Monday’s business headlines.

Retirement

When it comes to retirement, Indiana ranks in the middle of states.

Black Tower, a financial firm, ranks Indiana 20th.

Indiana ranked high for a reasonable cost of living and affordability of property.

Video games

Video games are about to get more expensive for the first time in 15 years.

Publishers are pushing top-end game prices for new generation of consoles to $70, the first time since 2005 that the top price for console games has increased.

The video game industry has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the coronavirus pandemic, as gamers play with friends online from the safety of their homes.

Halloween

Halloween is the single most important event for theme parks, however, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, amusement parks have been forced to rethink their entire operations.

Disney canceled its massive parades and fireworks show in favor of more intimate guest interactions with costumed characters.

Universal canceled its events entirely for the year.

Earnings

The corporate earnings reporting season will kick off this week.

The numbers will reflect a second-quarter dominated by the coronavirus pandemic that has created an uneven playing field in which some companies thrive and others are barely holding on.

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